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[My Hometown – Fairbanks, Alaska]
This reel was made by combining two smaller reels. The original cans and reels are labeled: “Fairbanks U of A Exp.” and “Fairbanks High School.”
Footage includes: a title screen reading “My Home Town Fairbanks Alaska;” a panoramic view of downtown Fairbanks, likely shot from the top of the Polaris Building, including views of the Cushman Street bridge, Samson’s Hardware, The Big I building, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the coal bunkers, Slaterville homes, Griffin Park ball field and ice rink, the Wendell Street bridge, downtown Fairbanks homes, the Northward Building, downtown Fairbanks looking south, the Wendell Street bridge again, and the buildings and power plant at Ladd Air Force Base (now Fort Wainwright); Fairbanks homes and flowers; the Travelers Inn sign and building; views of downtown from the Cushman Street bridge; the Fairbanks Golf and Country Club building, golfers, and archers with bows and arrows on the golf course; a downtown Fairbanks house in flames, Fairbanks Fire Department fighting the fire, and many people watching the large blaze; a large building; a person in a chef hat; children playing with a baby moose; cows at Creamer’s Dairy in Fairbanks; the University of Alaska sign and buildings, including the Geophysical Institute, Constitution Hall, campus housing, Wickersham Hall, the Brooks Building, Harriet Hess Hall, the Eielson Memorial Building, the Patty Gym, and others; more Fairbanks homes and yards; the Polaris Building and Northward Building in downtown Fairbanks; an Island Homes sign and homes and gardens; a sign for Vegetable Variety Trials (the experimental gardens at the university?), and a garden with cabbages, kohlrabi, rutabagas, corn, squash, lettuce, zucchini, peas, and grains; farm fields, people harvesting potatoes, men posing next to bags of potatoes, a man driving a tractor in a farm field, and more views of potato harvesting and fields; a summer parade in downtown Fairbanks with several marching bands; an airshow with people looking at military aircraft on display, military groups marching in formation, and military aircraft in flight; and scenes of downhill skiing.